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Sunday, May 04, 2008



Cuba has decided to let its people gently slip into the 21st century. Over the past couple of months the ownership of cell-phones, microwave ovens and now personal computers. Access to the internet is still restricted to a few cyber-cafes and, like China, the full web is not available. The new leader of Cuba, Raul Castro (76), took the reins from his older brother, Fidel (81), earlier this year. Considering his age, I wonder who is queued up next to run the country?

According to a report from ABC News (Australia), today marks the 30th anniversary of the first "spam" e-mail. Now the 100 billion daily spam messages account for 3/4s of all messages on the internet. I feel sorry for those poor Cubans when they finally get full connectivity to the net.

The first Tesla Roadster showroom has opened in the LA area. With a Ferrari influenced carbon-fiber body, the car can go from 0-60 (mph) in just under 4 seconds and has a max speed of 125 (mph) The base model is about $109,000 and fully decked out will cost about $124,000. Cheap compared to a Ferrari. Oh, did I mention that the car is 100% electric and is powered by a 6,831-cell lithium-ion battery. With a range of 225 miles and a recharge time of just 3.5 hours it might just be the perfect car for people like George Clooney and the Governator, both of whom have already placed their orders. The range limit would, however, change a one day trip between LA and SF into a two day journey. Have you ever been stuck in Fresno overnight? Not exactly among my Top-10 list of places to be. Especially in the Summer.

About 3,400 years ago, the Kingdom of Egypt was ruled by a Pharaoh named Akhenaten (ah-keh-NAH-ten). He was married to the legendary Queen Nefertiti and was either the half-brother or father of Tutankhamun (King Tut). A man of androgyneous appearance, he is said to have fathered 6 daughters. He moved the capital of the kingdom from its traditional home in Giza south along the Nile River to the area of Memphis. He also tried to change the religious beliefs of his people from a poly to a monothesic concept. Scientists today are trying to find out what caused his very feminine appearance.

Thanks for dropping over today. I'll be back with more later.

Enjoy your Sunday.




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